Wednesday, March 21, 2007

ukraine eurovision row

this is the 2007 ukrainian entry for the eurovision song contest in helsinki:

drag act verka serduchka (real name: Andriy Danylko) was voted for by television viewers and a jury in the studio. despite the previous success of israel's dana international, many ukrainians are worried that sending a drag queen to finland will damage the reputation of the country. o dear o dear o dear.

current online reports include:
ukraine news
kyiv weekly
wiki on serduchka
blog on contemporary ukrainian culture & music

the only reference to the row is currently a bbc video that my computer doesn't want to let me see. finally, a radio free europe analysis of eurovision itself.

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